STOCKHOLM, Sept. 27, 2012 – Tobii Technology, the global leader in eye tracking and gaze interaction, announced today that it has appointed Carl Korobkin as U.S. Vice President of Business Development and OEM solutions. Korobkin’s hire will further the adoption and growth of Tobii’s technologies and solutions into the consumer electronics space as the company moves closer towards the integration of its eye tracking technology in a myriad of consumer and professional devices and ecosystems.
“We are extremely excited to have Carl join the Tobii team as we continue to expand our engagement and activities with many of the world’s largest computer manufacturers and software developers,” said Henrik Eskilsson, CEO of Tobii Technology. “I look forward to working closely with Carl and leveraging his tremendous knowledge and track record to help Tobii move eye tracking into broader use within the consumer market.”
In this newly created position, Korobkin will work with current and future Tobii partners to develop world-class commercial and consumer eye-tracking offerings. Tobii’s award-winning technology is currently be found in numerous applications within the assistive (AAC), CAD, diagnostics, mining, medical, military, research and security industries.
Korobkin brings more than two decades of experience in engineering, business development, and executive management, and is recognized for pioneering leadership in mobile, embedded, and online technologies and services.
Most recently, he was the Director of worldwide strategic sales partner development for Online Media at Dolby Laboratories, where he oversaw home entertainment ecosystems for connected consumer electronics (SmartTV, SmartPhones, PC, Tablets, Blu-Ray, game consoles) for streaming media services such as Vudu, Netflix, Best Buy CinemaNow, and HBO-GO.
“Tobii is pioneering eye-tracking technology, developing the most robust and commercially viable devices in the world, which will have the potential to radically impact the way we interact with everything from computers and gaming systems, to vehicles and appliances,” said Korobkin. “I am excited about the opportunity to play a fundamental role in this realization of Tobii’s vision for the future.”
Korobkin earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
About Tobii Technology
Tobii Technology is the world leader in eye tracking and gaze technology, which makes it possible for computers to know exactly where users are looking. Implemented in comprehensive solutions for research and communication, Tobii’s leading eye tracking technology has already transformed research in many fields and has enabled communication for thousands of people with special needs. Tobii delivers market-leading eye tracking technology and OEM components to applications such as computers, gaming and vehicle safety systems. Founded in 2001, Tobii continues to achieve rapid annual growth and receive awards and recognition for its accomplishments. Based in Sweden, Tobii has a global presence, with offices in the U.S., China, Germany, Japan and Norway, as well as a worldwide network of resellers and partners.